Ulmus americana 'New Harmony'

American Elm

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only when dormant between December and March.

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A fast-growing tree with disease resistance that makes a great shade tree for the landscape.

  • More rounded than vase-shaped with arching limbs
  • Yellow fall color
  • Good disease resistance

Best used in a large yard or park.

Height: 60-70 ft
Spread: 55-65 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about American Elm:

The American Elm is a large tree that adapts very well in both wet or dry sites which speaks highly of its durability.  What adds to its toughness is its excellent resistance to Dutch Elm Disease.  This tree has a nice vase-like habit that is more rounded and with arching limbs.  Good heat and drought resistance.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Disease Resistant
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water